Kristallnacht is considered the 'removing of the gloves' as far as the Nazis actions towards the Jews was considered.

A population softened up by years of propaganda of the most vicious sort, was now ready for this bugle call. It culminated, of course, in the Final Solution.

As sensei points outs, the victims were blamed for what happenned to them.

It is not guns we need to protect ourselves from such as this. By the time it gets this far, it doesn't matter how well-armed some people are. The psychological disarmament has already happened--a long time before.

When newspapers, when radio, when schools--today, when television, and the internet--are corrupted by this disease, it is too late.

We must be on our guard long before. We must work to keep immune from this disease--which is still floating around in the psychic air.